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  • HMS Dunraven, VC, In Action against the Submarine that Sank Her, 8th August 1917

    HMS Dunraven, VC, In Action against the Submarine that Sank Her, 8th August 1917

    (art) Made by: PEARS, CHARLES 1917-08-08

    Art.IWM ART 5130

    image: The Royal Navy Q-ship HMS Dunraven in combat with the German U-Boat UC-71 after having lured the submarine towards her by being disguised as a merchant ship. Dunraven is ablaze at her stern and two of her lifeboats filled with 'panic parties...

  • Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 2317

    image: a Boston aircraft, viewed from the front, partially stripped and held in a wooden scaffold in a hangar. Two men work on the underside of each of the wings while two others work on the undercarriage. In the foreground a fifth man works at a...

  • 'Oh I was Very Lucky', London, 1944

    'Oh I was Very Lucky', London, 1944

    (art) Made by: Thornycroft, Priscilla (Artist) 1979

    Art.IWM ART 17476

    This darkly humorous image provides a startling counterpoint to the official art of the Second World War. Thornycroft did not have a commission or even a permit to draw the scenes she observed around her Camden Town home. This painting was made decades...

  • The Black-out

    The Black-out

    (art) Made by: Spear, Ruskin 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2581

    image: A London street at night. The road is lined with buildings and shops, and figures walking along the pavement on either side. In the foreground there is a woman in a red coat on the left; two figures dressed in dark clothes crossing the road in...

  • Two Blue Car Doors

    Two Blue Car Doors

    (art) Made by: Woodrow, Bill 1981

    Art.IWM ART 15493

    image: a blue car door, with the exterior surface cut away, is mounted on the wall. An AK-47 machine-gun (simulation) hangs suspended from a metal ribbon which has been cut out of the material from the door. Another ribbon of metal runs from the gun to...

  • A St John's Ambulance Examination in Progress

    A St John's Ambulance Examination in Progress

    (art) Made by: Medley, Robert 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 83

    image: on the right four men hold a strecher with a patient between them. On the left another patient is being attended to on he floor, watched by the examiners.

  • The Warehouse Shelter in Commercial Road, East End

    The Warehouse Shelter in Commercial Road, East End

    (art) Made by: Topolski, Feliks

    Art.IWM ART LD 676

    image: A large, cavernous warehouse interior. A stream of light falls onto the floor in the centre of the space from a hole in the roof, and several characters appear to be dancing in the spotlight. There are a group of figures lying on the floor and...

  • The Underworld: Taking cover in a Tube Station during a London air raid

    The Underworld: Taking cover in a Tube Station during a London air raid

    (art) Made by: Bayes, Walter 1918

    Art.IWM ART 935

    image: A scene of civilians, predominantly women and children, sheltering in Elephant and Castle tube station. Some civilians sit on the platform seating, whilst others sit or lie on the platform itself. On the wall behind are a few C R W Nevinson...

  • An Advanced Post, Day

    An Advanced Post, Day

    (art) Made by: Nash, John 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1157

    image: Three British soldiers shelter under a corrugated iron roof in an advanced post. Another soldier sits in the immediate foreground on sentry duty, looking towards one of the stacked rifles on the left, which has a small mirror mounted on the...

  • Sapper Hill Rapier Position, 7 July 1982

    Sapper Hill Rapier Position, 7 July 1982

    (art) Made by: Kitson, Linda 1982

    Art.IWM ART 15530 57

    image: A hillside position, with the Rapier surface-to-air missile emplacement on the right.

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